Kirk Hiner has been covering Apple products on the web since 1998. In between writing reviews and covering Apple product news, he has written the novel "Mowin' the Heavenly Lawn" and co-authored the play "Spoon Millionaires." Kirk currently lives in the Mogadore with his wife and three children, where he's always never finishing his next book, playing a lot of video games, and going on and on about Japanese rock bands, the Seattle Seahawks, and Flash Gordon.
Knock-Knock for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch charges players with surviving in a dilapidated cabin, keeping it maintained while preventing the sanity of the Lodger from unraveling completely. Seek out the key to ending the Lodger’s ordeal, and you just may survive the night. May…
We at AppleTell are continuing our preparations for Macworld/iWorld 2014 at the end of the month. For instance, Aaron Kraus and I are currently debating floating vs. pacific time in our shared iCal calendar for show floor meetings. No matter which setting we end up using, Ergotron will be on the list with their WorkFit workstations for desktop and laptop computers.
This weekend’s 70% off game sale at GOG.com features some popular favorites from years past. Who can forgot hits such as Stronghold and Stronghold Crusader? Where were you the first time you played Space Colony? And remember all the fun you and your friends had when Evil Genius came on? With the GOG March Gaming Medley, you can relive these wonderful times in the privacy of your own living room! Or wherever your computer is!
In my mind, Darkseid’s super power will always be that when you squeeze his legs together, his fists move. Of course, in my mind, that’s the same power they all have, because everything I know about superheroes I learned from the Kenner Super Powers toy line. Hopefully, you know more, and will know what to do with the Darkseid character that’s now available exclusively in the mobile version of Injustice: Gods Among Us.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is still one the best games you can use to show off your iPad’s (or even iPhone’s) gaming capabilities. And with today’s v1.2 update, you get to show off something else, too: controller support. (Of course, don’t show the controller off to Android users…their devices have been supporting gamepads for quite some time, and they’ll just laugh at you.)
When you turn on your iPhone and swipe to reach the password screen, iOS 7 creates this nifty blurring effect for your wallpaper, making it easier to read the text on top of it without throwing a boring flat color behind it. That blur effect is actually very easy to create yourself with an app called Blurify, and here’s how to do it.
Signal loss is an issue inherent in all but one aluminum frame I’ve ever tried, to varying degrees. designed by m admitted to 5 to 10% signal loss in the original AL13, which is not a huge issue in my immediate area, but it certainly could be elsewhere. And this why they’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign for the AL13 v2, which is designed specifically to eliminate signal loss.
Ah, a keyboard for the living room. How times have changed from the days when my dad you used to tell me, “Son, get up and change to channel 43 on the TV. Benny Hill’s coming on.” Now I’m the dad, and I get to hear myself say, “Son, get the Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard and do a search on the Apple TV for that Benny Hill sketch with Darth Vader.”
Macworld/iWorld Expo may still be three weeks away, but we’ve already got some new products to get excited about. Core Brands, LLC, has just announced it will demo the Korus V600 and Korus V400 wireless speakers designed for Apple gamers and video/music aficionados at the event, which takes place March 27-29 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
I suppose the drawback here is that every time I hand my iPhone to a musician, he’ll want to break into “Stairway to Heaven” or “YYZ” like those guys at the music store? That’s the price you pay for one of the coolest iPhone case ideas I’ve seen in quite some time. Tonewood Products has announced a line of iPhone cases built from genuine guitar tonewoods in maple, mahogany and rosewood. Sadly, Brian May’s fireplace isn’t an option.
TabTale has launched Crazy Labs—a new publishing brand of indie games “for older audiences”—and older audiences apparently love themselves some air hockey. I’m more of a rod hockey man myself, but who am I to argue with Game Connection Europe, which awarded Disky: Air Hockey Mania the “best mobile game” award?
Growing up, I often had to listen to my parents tell me that all that video game playing would amount to no good. That may have been true when I was young, but not so much today, especially if you want to grow up to get kids safely to school…or from Tucson to Las Vegas. Meridian4 has released Bus Driver: Pocket Edition, joining the soul-crushing Desert Bus in the increasingly crowded bus driving sim genre.
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